Police are now conducting a murder enquiry after post-mortum revealed fractured bones
Workmen in Manchester have unearthed a woman’s skeleton on a building site, prompting a murder enquiry.
The skeleton was discovered after a construction worker caught site of a skull on the site on Miller Street in Manchester. It had been wrapped in a carpet and was treated as non suspicious until a post-mortem revealed she had numerous fractured bones.
As yet, there is no indication how long the woman has been dead, or how long she has been buried on the site, but she is understood to have been aged between 16 and 30 years old.
Police were called to the site at the end of January when a blue jumper and blue/green bra were found.
This woman's death is highly suspicious and we have a team of trained detectives trying to establish who she is and what has happened to her
Detective chief inspector Jeff McMahon
Detective chief inspector Jeff McMahon, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “This woman's death is highly suspicious and we have a team of trained detectives trying to establish who she is and what has happened to her.
"We are reviewing all relevant missing person reports in an attempt to identify her but if you have any knowledge about the items of clothing we have recovered I would urge you to get in touch.”